Costa Rica Program

Costa Rica Program

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Costa Rica Program

9 Days Starting and ending in San José

Visiting: San José, Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Guápiles, Guapiles, Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Parc National Rincón De La Vieja, La Vieja, Sarchi

Tour operator:

Today Voyages

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Group size:

2 - 14

Tour operated in:
$2016 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57

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Tour Overview

- Guaranteed departures minimum 2 pax (14 pax max) - 09 days Circuit accompanied - Three-night extensions in Manuel Antonio Park (visits and beach) or Playa Tambor (beach) - Guides in English throughout the itinerary. - Short transfer by land throughout the circuit.


  • Maximum 14 participants

  • ,Assistance from our on-site team throughout the trip all professional and speaking English

  • ,Accommodation in "lodge" in the middle of nature

  • ,Exploration of the Tortuguero National Park located on the Caribbean littoral

  • ,Navigation across the canals of the Tortuguero Park to observe Caribbean fauna and flora

  • ,Visit to Baldi's relaxing spas

  • ,Visit to Arenal Volcano National Park and walk up to dry lava

  • ,Crossing suspension bridges to admire Arenal Volcano National Park

  • ,Typical meals to sample the cuisine of Costa Rica including one that is a favorite with the inhabitants including a demonstration of sugarcane grinding. Tasting sugarcane.

  • ,Bath mud at Rincon de la Vieja.

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Day 1 : Saturday / Arrival At San José
Location: San José
Accommodation Name: SLEEP INN

Welcome to arrival from your guide and transfer to the hotel

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: The service and times of arrival transfers are based on the schedules of the Iberia company. This service is also used for passengers arriving with other aircraft (arrival more or less 30 minutes from the arrival of Iberia flights). Outside of these hours, there is a surcharge of 25 euros per person. Thank you for consulting us at the time of booking.

Dinner not included and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Sunday / San José / National Park Tortuguero (4H Transfer)
Location: San José, Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Guápiles
Accommodation Name: Laguna Lodge

Early morning departure in collective transportation for Guapiles, in the Tortuguero region.

During the trip, experience first contact with the nature of Costa Rica as you cross the bananas plantations. Arrival at Cano Blanco/ La Pavona. This is followed by boarding a large motorized pirogue on regular service to navigate the main canal that runs along the coast to the Tortuguero National Park, in the middle of the tropical forest.

Installation and lunch at the lodge

In the afternoon, walk in the typical village of the Caribbean littoral

Return to the hotel from the beach

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Information on the program:

· All boat transfers during your stay in Tortuguero are on regular service

· The order of the excursions in Tortuguero will change depending on the climatic conditions or directives of the National Park.

Day 3 : Monday / National Park Tortuguero
Location: Guapiles, Parque Nacional Tortuguero
Accommodation Name: Laguna Lodge

Breakfast in hotel

Departure early in the morning and visit the jungle canals of the Tortuguero National Park, where you will meet numerous animals including: crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, parrots and many different birds. Discover the jungle and explore walking through the paths, accompanied by your guide.

Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, departure and discovery by boat, of this Amazon park. Returning to the lodge, you can relax at the pool and visit the botanical gardens.

At the end of the afternoon, (if the group is made up of more than 10 travelers) you can look forward to tasting the Caribbean flavors accompanied by a musical melody "calypso". You will be served a typically Caribbean drink made of ginger, lemon juice and sugar cane, known locally as "agua de sapo", translated from "water toad", and a tuck into "Patty" (a special spicy Caribbean cake). You will be immersed in this new reality.

IN OPTION :From June to October you come to see the turtle's laying eggs. As night falls, accompanied by your guide, you will reach the beach in a small group to have an emotional experience of this incredible moment in a turtle’s life.

During October and November, it is the season of birth in Tortuguero. Undoubtedly, it is the most exciting season of the year. You will be fascinated by the discovery of these little turtles coming out of the sand.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4 : Tuesday / Tortuguero / La Fortuna / Vulcano Arenal (4H Transfer)
Location: Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna
Accommodation Name: Eco Arenal

Breakfast at the lodge.

Return by boat to Cano Blanco/Pavona, and continue on the way to Guapiles. Lunch is served in a typical restaurant. Departure to the North West of the country to the city La Fortuna, located at the foot of the volcano Arenal, an emblematic site of Costa Rica, due to its perfect conical shape. Installation at the hotel.

Day 5 : Wednesday / Arenal Volcano National Park
Location: Volcan Arenal, Alajuela
Accommodation Name: Eco Arenal

Breakfast in hotel

Morning dedicated to visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park. Walk on the trails of the volcano to get to the area of the dry lava. Crossing the suspension bridges you can appreciate the wonderful scenery of the park and the enchanted sounds of the forest. Lunch is not included.

Then, meet with a Costa Rican family, to know their way of life and learn their habits and customs, and their local specialties. You will witness a demonstration of a "trapiche", and then you can admire the traditional way of grinding sugar cane.

Dinner at the home of a local family.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 : Thuesday / Arenal / Rincon De La Vieja
Location: Parc National Rincón De La Vieja, La Vieja
Accommodation Name: Blue River

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for the region of Guanacaste, one of the warmest tropical flatlands in the country. It is a region of cattle breeding in the large property. These are guys who are real "cow boys."

Visit to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, classified as the Patrimonio Natural of Unesco. Walk in the vast park, rare geological wonder on the planet. The earth opens into seething craters that showcase the current activity of the volcano. During the visit you can admire a dense forest inhabited by howler monkeys.

The order of visits to the Rincon de la Vieja Park can be changed by the park management.

Lunch not included..

Dinner not included and night at the hotel.

Day 7 : Friday / National Park Rincon De La Vieja
Location: Parc National Rincón De La Vieja, La Vieja
Accommodation Name: Blue River

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day to enjoy the hotel's facilities and optional activities.

Lunch not included.

Dinner not included and night at the hotel.

Day 8 : Saturday / Rincon De La Vieja / Sarchi / San Jose (5H30 Transfer)
Location: Sarchi, San José, Sarchi
Accommodation Name: SLEEP INN

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to San Jose. Visit the village of Sarchi, famous for its crafts, made from the region's fine and colorful wood. Lunch at a local restaurant during the excursion (Lunch Not included). Continue on to visit San Jose, a perfect example of a Central American capital, with its architecture that mixes modern palaces with the Republican style of the late 19th century. In the Barrio Amon, you will see the ancient houses of the Barons of Coffee that demonstrate the great wealth of the country.

Lunch not included.

Installation in hotel Dinner not included.

Day 9 : Sunday / San Jose Out
Location: San José

Breakfast at the hotel.

Panoramic view and visit of the main districts and buildings of the capital, such as the Teatro Nacional. Walk in the Sabana Park where Los Ticos (how the inhabitants are called) come for a walk.

Lunch not included.

Transfer to the airport and return flight to Europe (flight not included)

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: The visits scheduled this day depend on the schedule of the return flights, beware, the pax must show up 3 hours before departure. These visits are scheduled in the evening.

What's Included

  • Standard double room accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar according to the availability at the time of booking with breakfast.

  • Meals in the program excluding soft drinks

  • Enter and visit the program with the english speaking guide in each city.

  • Transfer and transport by private bus of tourism

  • English language guide for all and transfer to regular services

  • NOTE: The tour will be shared with European passengers ( all Quimbaya) with their guide in English.

  • Meeting and dinner with a Costa Rican family

What's Not Included

  • International flights

  • Internal flights

  • Costa Rica's National Airport Tax: USD 29

  • Tips for hotels airports guides drivers and restaurants

  • Any service not mentioned in the program option or supplement

  • Drinks

  • Breakfast when checking out and scheduled before the breakfast time set by the hotel

  • Attention: Airlines in Costa Rica and the state may decide to change the price of taxes and domestic flights without prior.

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